Special Hike - Tompkins County Hike #1

Saturday, April 15, 2017  •  8:00 am

 Sign up before Friday, 4/14 by 5 pm Required! 

  • Hike rating: Distance - 12 miles; Terrain - Difficult; Pace - Moderate; Overall rating - Strenuous
  • Event/Trailhead location: The Stevenson Preserve parking lot is located on Trumbulls Corners Rd in Enfield (click for map)
  • Contact: Barbara Nussbaum   barbnussb@yahoo.de   607-257-6906

Come try out the Finger Lakes Trail by hiking a 12 mile section in Tompkins County with Barbara Nussbaum. This rugged hike encompassing several hills and significant climbs is on the Finger Lakes Trail Conference’s Map 16, in case you have a map or wish to order one from the conference (here’s their Web site to do that and find out more about them: www.fingerlakestrail.org).

We’ll meet at the parking for the Stevenson Forest Preserve in Enfield which will be the end of our hike. We leave as many cars as possible there and car pool to the start of our hike on Gulf Rd in Alpine. From there we'll be walking eastward along the beautiful Cayuta Creek, through the Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area, past the Radio Tower and back to the parking for the Stevenson Forest Preserve which is owned by the Finger Lakes Land Trust. 

Perhaps the outing will inspire participants to tackle the rest of this beautiful, 585-mile foot-trail stretching from Allegheny State Forest into the Catskills.

Bring raingear, wear appropriate footgear, pack a lunch and at least 2 liters of water.

Please email or call the hike leader before the hike date if you plan to attend as we need to arrange car shuttling. This hike may be postponed or modified in inclement weather.

 

 

This hike will qualify for the Hike 100 Challenge with the North Country Trail Association.

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